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(Pete) distinguished acting career includes roles in such critically acclaimed
films as Robert Redford's "Quiz Show," Spike Lee's "Do the
Right Thing" and Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money." In
1991 Turturro received the Best Actor Award from the Cannes Film Festival and
from the Montreal Film Festival, and the David Donetello Award for his starring
role in "Barton Fink." He has also appeared in two other Coen brothers
films, "Miller's Crossing" and "The Big Lebowski."
Turturro's other noteworthy feature
film performances include "The Truce," "Box of Moonlight,"
"Grace of My Heart," "Jungle Fever," "Fearless,"
"Five Corners," and "To Live and Die in LA." Most recently
he was seen in Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will
Rock," as well as "The
Rounders," opposite Matt Damon and Edward Norton.
In addition to acting, Turturro has
co-written and directed two films including the recently released "Illuminata."
His first film, "Mac" which premiered in Cannes in 1992 at the
Director's Fortnight, received the Camera d'Or.
Turturro's acting career also
includes the stage, where he has appeared in "Danny and the Deep Blue
Sea," "Italian-American Reconciliation," "Troilus and
Cressida," "The Bald Soprano," "The Resistible Rise of
Arturo Ui" and "Waiting for Godot."
Turturro studied at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz
and received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
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